Personnel representative of Canada’s two official linguistic communities are involved in the delivery, both in French and English, of programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels along with professional development programs. Teacher education programs prepare students for the French and English schools of Ontario.
The Faculty strives toward leadership in the field of education through collaboration with other postsecondary institutions and the various partners in the educational community.
The aforementioned will be accomplished as follows:
- As a Faculty of a University whose specific mission is to build bridges between the English and French cultures in Canada, by promoting bilingualism and biculturalism, and to develop the French culture in Ontario – the Faculty has a responsibility to both English and French speaking communities. It shall strive to maintain close ties with these communities and promote their development through the academic work of faculty and students. In Ontario, this responsibility results in an obligation to promote the development of the Franco-Ontarian community in accordance with its particular aspirations and needs.
- The Faculty of Education offers its academic programs in both French and English. These programmes, designed in consultation with its various partners, aim to respond to the needs of its target population. These programs address critical educational issues, which are not only regionally and provincially based but which extend to the national and international spheres. In so doing, the Faculty nurtures student awareness of particular issues such as language, culture, and gender.
- The Faculty of Education assumes a leadership role in research and dissemination of research results through publication and teaching in both official languages, the pursuit of excellence in the fields in which it offers graduate and undergraduate programs of studies, and its participation to the development of centers of excellence in fields of research which are particularly relevant in the light of its mission.
- The Faculty of Education strives for the education of practitioners and researchers who will demonstrate autonomous thinking and the ability to critically examine issues of educational importance, and is committed to promote and facilitate the acquisition of those fundamental skills through the programs offered by the University.